Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

Cistercian Sweets

Cornucópia, Pastelaria Alcoa, Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

Cornucópia, a egg cream pastry from the Alcobaça region, in the window of Pastelaria Alcoa, in the Chiado district of Lisbon. The crunchy cone is hand stretched and fried in olive oil, then filled with the egg cream.

Pastelaria Alcoa specializes in “conventual” pastry (pastry originally made by monk and nuns in Portugal) and follows the traditional recipes created by the Cistercian monks of Alcobaça. Convents and monasteries began creating sweets in the 15th-century when the growth of global trade routes brought spices, sugar, and other ingredients to Portugal. Over 200 sweets are still made using the original recipes, many of them kept secret. Numerous places in Portugal are identified with a specific pastry; just check out the local bakeries and you can’t miss them.

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Sunday Stills: Capturing Wind

Sails at Sunset

Sails capturing the wind, on the Nile at Luxor, Egypt

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CB&WC: Trains or Tracks

Tram Talking

Tram Talking, Lisbon, Portugal

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Scarlet

Scarlet in Sacr0monte

Zambra (flamenco) in the Caves, Granada, Spain

Zambra, the regional style of flamenco from Granada, can be seen in the Sacromonte, the hills above Granada, Spain. It is up close and personal.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Blue

Contemporary Stained Glass

 

Contemporary stained glass window in La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s church in Barcelona, Spain.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Caribbean Green

Crossing the Nile at Aswan

 

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